Percocet withdrawal after two weeks?

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aronk
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   Posted 4/17/2010 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I was sent home from the hospital (after resection April 1) with 60 Percocet.  I've taken then regulary for the last two weeks and started to decrease the number I was taking over the last few days.  I'm completely out today and feel terrible.  I'm so fatigued and nauseous feeling.  Also, have goosebumps.  Just wondering if it's possible to have withdrawal symptoms after only two weeks and how long these symptoms will last.  It's hard to get out of bed right now--I just feel so tired. 
Angela 
Crohn's Disease for 18 years.. 1st Resection June 2009 still having trouble-anastomostic leak and now fistula.  Currently on Flagyl, Entocort.  Will have a "redo" resection on April 6.


Becky77
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   Posted 4/17/2010 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it is possible to develop a dependancy pretty quick. Just try to gradually decrease the amount you take, until you're no longer taking it. I've never gotten dependant on pain meds, but know people who have. It can be rough, but as long as you're aware of it, you should be able to get there.

I hope things get better for you!
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!


Matthew
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   Posted 4/17/2010 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Seems a bit early. How many were you taking?
Not impossible, of course, but there might be other reasons for why you don't feel well.

Matthew

dunny2
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   Posted 4/17/2010 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Matthew. I have a feeling that there is something else going on. You sound may sick, than the typical
withdrawal symptoms. I think I would give your doctor a call. After all it is very early in your recovery.

I hope you feel better soon.
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
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spookyh
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   Posted 4/17/2010 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I took percocet for 3 or 4 months straight (I rationed my pills heavily though, so only took 1.5 to 2 a day). Then the pain stopped, and I quit cold turkey with no problems. Two weeks sounds really early to have built up a dependency. Maybe the percocet was helping mask your symptoms?
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Coconut Oil, Garlic Oil, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


aronk
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   Posted 4/18/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel quite a bit better today. Not so fatigued--although it's still early. I was taking like 6 per day for a week straight and then realized I needed to cut back, since I didn't have many left. The last few days I was only takiing 1-2 per day, and then nothing at all yesterday. I'm barely two weeks post-op, so I'm sure some of my symptoms were being masked. I'm pretty paranoid, since this is my second resection in a year due to infection, abscesses and fistulas. I don't have a fever at all, so I feel pretty safe there.

Thanks for all of your help. I'm anxious to see how I will feel tomorrow.
Angela 
Crohn's Disease for 18 years.. 1st Resection June 2009 still having trouble-anastomostic leak and now fistula.  Currently on Flagyl, Entocort.  Will have a "redo" resection on April 6.


dunny2
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   Posted 4/18/2010 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Angela, if you are still having pain, which if you are only 2 weeks out of surgery, I'm sure you are. Maybe you
could ask your doc for some vicodin, it's a drop down from percocet, and it might help with recovery.
I know after my resections I was on meds for a least a month. Just my opinion. ((( hugs)))
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


Becky77
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   Posted 4/18/2010 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Or maybe Darvocet. It's quite a bit milder but does work for pain. If you take milder meds, it won't mask anything else.

Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better today!
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

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